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Updated February 20, 2018
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GardaWorld Founding President and Chief Executive Officer Stéphan D. Crétier
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Pros
  • The pay is decent but not worth what we go through (see cons) (in 16 reviews)

  • Good pay, good people, state of the art building (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • Hard hours, no syndicate (there is one but they wont fight for you), long hours of being treated like a dog (in 28 reviews)

  • Bad hours (6am start time) which leads to poor work/life balance (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great Customer Service"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at GardaWorld full-time

    Pros

    Good hours, good management, fun job

    Cons

    Somewhat dangerous, have to work out in the elements

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. "Very good place to be"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GardaWorld full-time

    Pros

    Secure job, and income. Full benefits. Highest paid in armored and ahead of competitors.

    Cons

    You will work long hours if you like to milk the clock.

  3. "Good job if you want hours"

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    Current Employee - Armed Messenger in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Armed Messenger in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GardaWorld full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hours
    Lower management
    Traveling
    Vacation
    Get to carry a sidearm

    Cons

    Pay
    Equipment
    Management
    Hours(if you dont like them)

    Advice to Management

    Pay needs to increase due to the hazards of the job. Also, just because someone has a degree in something, does not make them in expert in management. Stop hiring people into management who have no experience in the job area!!! This company needs to promote from within!


  4. "Don't try too hard"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GardaWorld full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    None. Unless you like showing up to work late and doing nothing this is the job for you. Because you won't be punished.

    Cons

    They hire bodies that aren't qualified for the job. Just a bunch of lazy people. You get punished for going above and beyond what is required. And doing your work efficiently doesn't get you any rewards. A lot of liars and back stabbers in the office politics. Hopefully those people will be gone by the time you get there.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "It's a job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Loved the people I worked with. Direct supervision was awesome

    Cons

    Upper management sucked. Job all around sucked.

    Advice to Management

    Stop sucking. Think about your workers.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Corporate Accounting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boca Raton, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GardaWorld full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The staff is friendly and hard working.

    Cons

    Extremely unethical management. They take "creative accounting" to an all new level. Executive team gets monthly bonuses, vehicles, vacations, and furniture paid for while the workers get low wages and bills cannot be paid.

    People are berated in hallways, profanity is abundant, and hiring/firing is largely based on prejudices.

    Benefits are lousy and very expensive. No 401k match.

    Advice to Management

    Management is the problem, they wouldn't take advice.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Teller/Accounting Clerk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GardaWorld full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work dealing with processing high volumes of cash
    Ability to work lots of overtime

    Cons

    Bad hours (6am start time) which leads to poor work/life balance
    Low pay
    Repetitive work
    Bad Management
    Run down facility
    Limited upward mobility
    Strict policies towards use of mobile devices

    Advice to Management

    Properly train employees
    Improve working environment

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Garda"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GardaWorld full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Local management are Flexable with schedule

    Cons

    Employees are not first priority

    Advice to Management

    Care about management


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Toxic Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GardaWorld full-time

    Pros

    There were no pro's at this organization

    Cons

    Toxic greedy organization who doesn't care about any of their employees. They tripled the cost of health care, knowing that their employees wouldn't be able to cover the entire cost and take home a paycheck, all while the leadership team received Tesla's as a bonus for cutting costs and the President had his million dollar condo paid for by the company.

    Advice to Management

    Leave


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Veterans - Don't be tricked"

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    Former Employee - Branch Manager
    Former Employee - Branch Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GardaWorld full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learned a lot about dealing with employees that truly don't care about the company of the success of the company and managers that only care about the bottom line instead of safety of employees and security of the currency.

    Cons

    Management doesn't care about employees. Security standards are questionable at best. Solely driven by profit. Puts pressure on managers to handle each branch like it's their own money/equipment/facility but doesn't provide needed support to ensure the branch managers successful.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a true training program for ALL employees. Money spent on training now will pay dividends later. Include formal new hire training for driver/messengers, supervisors, and branch managers. Throwing employees to the wolves, expecting excellence, and providing no support when asked is a sure fire way to lose previously motivated employees. Lastly - how can a Branch Manager be successful when the P&L statement is so jacked up that the regional managers can't figure it out, but the branch manager and supervisors bonuses are hurt because of it.


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